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Wedding Officiant Services

The total cost to perform a wedding ceremony or vow renewal ceremony is $50.  A 8% SC Tax will be added for a total of $54.  Effective May 1, 2023, the toatal cost will be $53.50, due to a 1% reduced tax from 8% to 7%.  This fee includes all officiating services and the writing of a traditional or custom ceremony.  The cost for the officiant to attend a one-hour rehearsal a day(s) before the wedding is an additional $100 plus tax. 


A personalized marriage certificate to hang on your wall range in prices from $7, $9 and $11 and depends on the certificate selected, but it is not necessary to purchase a marriage certificate from your wedding officiant, because you can purchase a certified copy of a marriage certificate from the probate court, after you return the signed marriage license (for Sumter County marriages).  The cost is $5 per certified copy as of 2023, and the marriage certiicate will be printed while you wait.   You may also elect to have the wedding officiant return the marriage license as well. 


Any wedding ceremony that starts later than 30 minutes will incur an extra $50 fee and is payable immediately before the start of the ceremony on the date specified in the contract.  Couples can expect to pay an additional “convenience fee” of $50 if they book a wedding on any of the following holidays:  New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  A Sumter County SC tax of 8% will be added to the total cost of service.


A non-refundable 50% deposit is to be paid to activate a contract, at which point, the wedding officiant will start providing services.  The full balance of the remaining balance shall be received by the wedding officiant two weeks prior to the ceremony date, if applicable 


Cancellation & Change Policy
If couple does not remit payment as specified, the wedding officiant has the right to cancel a contract without further obligation to refund the deposit or to perform services at the date, location and time specified in the contract.  The deposit can be applied to another date and time, as long as the couple request a change in writing no later than 14 days prior to the ceremony date and/or time.  In the unlikely event that the wedding officiant is unable to officiate a ceremony for unforeseen circumstance (i.e. hospitalization, automobile accident, and/or transportation breakdown etc.), the officiant shall make reasonable attempts to provide a replacement wedding officiant, qualified to perform weddings in the state of South Carolina at no additional cost to the couple, and the couple shall be refunded the full fees paid for the services within 14 days.  However, if the couple needs to cancel due to an unforeseen relationship conflict or other circumstances, the couple shall be refunded the full fees paid for the services, minus the deposit within 14 days of the wedding officiant receiving written notification.   The deposit shall remain with the wedding officiant for all work and research completed.  A Sumter County SC tax of 8% will be added to the total cost of service.


The officiant is a certified professional and is recognized as a legally ordained wedding officiant of American Marriage Ministries and is also fully qualified to officiate weddings in the state of South Carolina as of July 2, 2022.  The officiant is also experienced in public speaking, and she has served as a radio broadcaster in Warrenton, VA, Nashville, TN and Florence, SC.


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21 April 2023 Mr. & Mrs. Millender
Swan Lake Iris Gardens - Sumter

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